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Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has been nominated for Gamer of the Year at the annual Sports Illustrated Awards set for the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Tuesday, Dec. 7. 

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The Arizona Cardinals Football Club, along with the Pat Tillman Foundation and United Service Organizations, hosted a ceremony to present Pat Tillman’s jersey prior to a Nov. 14 Cardinals home game.

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The Arizona Coyotes will hold two open practices for Valley hockey fans at Ice Den Scottsdale from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, and at AZ Ice Gilbert from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. 

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To Martin Truex Jr., racing in the NASCAR circuit means more than jockeying between competitors. 

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Xavier Gutierrez, the president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Coyotes, hadn’t planned a career path that would involve ice and hockey pucks. He was going to be a soccer star.

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Runners from 17 Great Hearts Middle School, BASIS charter schools and other smaller organizations’ cross-country teams raced through Paloma Community Park in Peoria recently, thanks to a bevy of coaches, parents and volunteers. 

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Mezcla. In Spanish, the word means “mixture” or “blend,” and it applies to many Hispanics in the United States who are trying to blend into American culture while embracing their own.

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The MLB announced its 2021 Arizona Fall League schedule, which begins its 90-game regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The AFL regular season is back in full swing after an abbreviated year and will be capped off by the league championship on Saturday, Nov. 20. 

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NFL wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has teamed up with NFL FLAG and the Arizona Cardinals to bring the latest official NFL FLAG league, DeAndre Hopkins NFL FLAG Football, to the Valley.

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Former ASU softball player Giselle Juarez went out on top in 2021 with a Women’s College World Series win and the series MVP. But the 23-year-old from Glendale isn’t ready to hang up her cleats just yet.

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Shaedon Sharpe’s basketball journey from London, Ontario, Canada, to Glendale will continue next year in Lexington, Kentucky, after the No. 1 player in Arizona recently made a verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky.

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Ideally, there’s no better way to be assimilated into a team than living with “Captain Coyote.” For most freshman players, this is just an unrealistic standard. However, for newly drafted Coyote winger Dylan Guenther, this is reality. 

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After years of training in California and Florida, tennis star Kylie McKenzie returned to her hometown of Glendale to reunite with her youth coach and train at the iTUSA.

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The 30-game schedule for Camelback Ranch-Glendale was released on Aug. 18 and will see the hometown Arizona Diamondbacks visiting the park for two games in March, including the Spring Training finale.

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Demers Glass is not the typical glass company. Owner Pierre Demers said the staff cares about their work and their customers. 

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Cox YurView AZ is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first televised Arizona high school football game on its network this year with a 22-minute documentary detailing the last four decades of the sport. 

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The Coyotes moved on from captain and defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, along with fan-favorite forward Conor Garland, in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks on July 23.

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Arizona Sunrays’ Jade Carey advanced to the individual finals in the vault and the floor routine, after scoring top two in both events during the Summer Olympics. 

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After a season in which the Arizona Coyotes barely missed the playoffs, they will start a new era with their recently hired leader, gold medal-winning coach Andre Tourigny. 

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The Arizona Cardinals Football Club signed defensive lineman Xavier Williams to a one-year contract and wide receiver Rondale Moore to a four-year contract. 

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Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori is confident about his sold-out Saturday, June 12, UFC match against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at Gila River Arena. 

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has chosen the date for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium — Feb. 12, 2023. 

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Alfredo Escarcega Jr. has wanted to be a boxer since he put on gloves for the first time in the third grade.  

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For the first time in more than two years, UFC returns to Arizona and welcomes fans back at full capacity with a pair of championship rematches. 

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Jake Plummer, the legendary Arizona State quarterback and former Arizona Cardinals signal-caller, is among those athletes pushing for marijuana reform in sports. He believes the benefits far outweigh the potential negatives.

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Golf is one of the most popular sports in the Valley, thanks to the warm weather and abundance of scenic courses scattered across the desert.

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The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has agreed to terms with tight end Darrell Daniels and safety Charles Washington on one-year contracts. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

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The Mountain Ridge High School track and field team is entering the 2021 season looking to begin building a winning culture.

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Martin Truex Jr. overcame an early-race brush with the wall and took the lead on the final restart with 25 laps remaining to earn his first victory of 2021 and first in 31 career starts at Phoenix Raceway.

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Winning a world championship is one of the toughest things to accomplish in sports, but there’s one thing that’s even tougher.

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Ringside Unified Fighting, also known as RUF MMA, has signed a content-licensing deal with ONE Championship, a Singapore mixed martial arts promotion company.

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The formula for the Ironwood Eagles boys basketball team to make a run at a repeat 5A championship is relatively “Black” and “White.”

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High school football players from around Arizona met in Scottsdale Jan. 9 to celebrate their talent and remember a tumultuous season at the 2020 Ed Doherty Award ceremony.

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After a back-and-forth that saw winter sports seasons canceled and then reinstated, basketball season begins for high schools around Glendale and Peoria this week.

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Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet is looking forward to another abbreviated season, but this time he has even higher hopes for his team. 

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After a stunning reversal, there will be high school seasons for basketball, wrestling and soccer.

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Kristi Brown has been an Arizona Cardinals fan since she was 3 years old, when she sat in the blistering heat at Sun Devil Stadium. 

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Following its final emergency meeting before the winter break, the Arizona Interscholastic Association approved an official starting date of Jan. 18 for winter competition. 

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In front of likely the slimmest crowd in the game’s 50-year history, the No. 10 Iowa State Cyclones defeated the No. 25 Oregon Ducks in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale Saturday, Jan. 2.